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Picture of the road up to Rest and be thankfulPicture of the road along Loch LomondAfter Glasgow it was time to get out of town. Past Loch Lomond (picture on the left) I started to make my way to Argyll. Unfortunately the weather had turned to the worse, it was quite cloudy and occasionally it also rained. So I made my way up the A83 to Rest and be Thankful

Picture of the view from Rest and be ThankfulAs usual it also rained at Rest and be Thankful, the pass you have to get over on the A83. I haven't passed it with sunshine and a blue sky yet. One day it will happen... But the view was surprisingly good despite the rain, allowing a good view of the valley and the road leading up to the highest point of the pass.
By now lunchtime was approaching. Luckily from Picture of Loch Fyne Oyster Bar here it wasn't very far any more to Loch Fyne, home to Loch Fyne Oysters. I had passed it on several of my journeys, but so far had never visited it. This time I did, and I don't regret it. As the name says they specialise in oysters, but they also serve other seafood. Good for me as I don't like oysters. I had an excellent grilled sole for lunch, washed down with a beer from the Arran brewery. I'll be back...

Picture of the harbour in CrinanPicture of a view over the Crinan CanalPassing Inverary and Lochgilphead I drove on to the Crinan Canal. Originally I had planned to walk along it a little bit, but by now the rain had become quite strong. I mainly looked at it from the car, only got out of the car to take the picture on the left. In Crinan I walked around a little bit when the rain eased for a while, the harbour with it's fishing boats and the final locks is quite nice. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Jura,

Picture of Rhu House by Tarbert, Argylltoday I could just about make out a silhouette in the rain.
Now it was time to reach my final destination for the day: Rhu House by Tarbert (Bed & Breakfast run by Linda Whyatt, +44-1880-820231). This was going to be my base for the next day, where I was planning to visit the Isle of Gigha.

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